What Percentage of North Carolinians are Food Insecure?

Hunger Fact of the Day: During my long walk two days ago it occurred to me that these posts have to be the most boring things ever written and I seriously doubt anyone is reading them, so I thought I’d add an element called Hunger Fact of the Day in an effort to help explain why stunts like this walk are necessary to raise money to help Second Harvest feed the hungry. Here’s the first one, which I found at Second Harvest’s website:

16.5% of the population in North Carolina is food insecure (more than 1.6 million residents). North Carolina ranks 5th worst among the states for food insecurity.

Activity Day 29: Tuesday, the day after Memorial Day and the first day back in the office after a week away, involved a lot of sitting, typing and talking. I did get to walk the dog, but other than that there wasn’t a whole lot of activity so I’ve fallen back to about 6 miles behind pace. My plan is to end the week five miles ahead of pace so I’m gonna be hoofin’ it the next few days.

Miles walked/run: 2.75 miles. Here’s the screenshot from my FitBit:


Miles remaining in challenge: 216.33. I’m still about 6 miles behind the pace I need to make my goal.

Today’s sponsor: Piedmont Triad Apartment Association Food Drive. I’m very proud to work for an organization that has dedicated itself to helping address fundamental issues like food insecurity in our community.



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